Free Dream Symbols: House


Are you having dreams that take place in your house?  These are super common dreams.  In order to understand what God is saying through these house dreams, let’s take a closer look.

Childhood home

The most common dream people have about houses is being in their childhood home yet being their current age.  This dream indicates you are either dealing with things from your childhood that are affecting you now or there could be things your family is called to do that you will be fulfilling.

Please remember that this type of common dream is the basic meaning and just a generalization.  Always ask God for help interpreting your dreams.

“We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”  Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God?  Tell me your dreams”   Genesis 40:8 NIV.

House dream examples

Here are a few examples of different kinds of house dreams:

  • You are in a house and you discover rooms you never knew existed.  This represents things in your life that you have yet to discover.  These could be hidden talents, gifts or future accomplishments that are available to you.
  • A tornado is coming toward your house.  This symbolizes that you are about to experience turmoil. Usually, if the tornado is white, then God is allowing this to happen.
  • You are having people over to your house and the President drops by for a visit.  Because the President is symbolic of authority, it indicates that new authority is coming to you.  The dream is confirmation that God is giving new authority.

Rooms in the house

Even more than just a house, an important detail of your dream is the room of the house. Here is a list of meanings to jump-start your interpretation process.  This is great for beginning dream interpreters.

House:  various aspects of your life, family, job, ministry
Living room:  family, relational, fellowship, community, new life
Kitchen:  place of preparation, nourishment, food
Bathroom:  flushing, cleansing, healing
Hallways:  transition
Dining room:  spiritual growth and food
Basement:  hidden, beneath the surface, foundational issues
Garage:  rest from job or ministry, not using talents, storing up
Attic:  the past, neglected, stored
Family room:  community or fellowship, family oriented
Bedroom:  intimacy, rest
Porch:  community, recreation, leisure
Backyard:  past, play time
Closet:  stored away, hidden, time of personal prayer, something personal
Door: opportunity
Window:  vision, insight

Context is important

Please know that symbols of the dream can change based on what they are doing.  There is danger in using symbols without taking into consideration the context.  You need to know context in order to figure out the symbolism.

While dreams that take place in and around your home represent some aspect of your life, notice the context.  Are people there from work, school, family or are they unfamiliar?  Watch for clues.

Example of context

You dream that you are going into a bright white closet.  A closet can represent a few different things as mentioned above such as: hiding, prayer or something very personal.  That is why we have to note the context.  A bright white closet would most likely indicate God is calling you into a time of prayer and intimacy that will bring God’s purity and holiness.

Let’s say you dream that you are going into a closet where you find your co-worker.  Again, a closet represents hiding, prayer or something very personal.  In this context, a closet with your co-worker would mean that God wants you to pray for something that is happening with your job or career because your coworker is in the closet.

If you dream about a closet which leads to other rooms you never knew about, this could mean that you will discover some new gifts, callings or things you didn’t know about yourself previously by spending time in prayer.

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Keep dreaming!


~ Doug Addison

Doug AddisonDoug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages which he has shared on television, radio and the internet for over a decade. Doug brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.

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